This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

'Evergreen' Designs From Bonnie and Neil

Shopping

It’s no secret we’re big fans of Melbourne-based soft-furnishings studio Bonnie and Neil!

Today, we preview the pair’s wild new collection, ‘Evergreen’, which heroes jungle iconography and leopard print, alongside Bonnie and Neil’s signature floral details.

 

5th March, 2018

Artworks from the new ‘Evergreen’ range by Bonnie and Neil. Styling – Bonnie and Neil. Photo – Stephanie Rooney.

The Melbourne studio’s latest offering includes plenty of new cushions, tableware, paper prints, bedding and new stoneware vases. All paint from Dulux. Styling – Heather Nette King. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Original artworks are transformed digitally, and printed on linen for a life-like hand-painted effect. All paint from Dulux. Styling – Heather Nette King. Photo – Eve Wilson.

‘It’s no secret that Bonnie and Neil designs are often inspired by plant life,’ says Bonnie Ashley, who has a background in floristry. Styling – Beckie Littler. Photo – Eve Wilson.

‘Evergreen’ gives foliage and blooms a place in the home all year round. All paint from Dulux. Styling – Heather Nette King. Photo – Eve Wilson.

The Melbourne studio’s latest offering includes plenty of new cushions, tableware, paper prints, bedding and new stoneware vases. All paint throughout Dulux. Styling – Heather Nette King. Photo – Eve Wilson.

Elle Murrell
Monday 5th March 2018

This lush new range from painterly-print wizards Bonnie and Neil is aptly-named.

With its lush jungle-inspired motifs, ‘Evergreen’ might just be the remedy for the black thumbs out there – you who’ve been swooning over all those plant-filled homes we’ve been featuring of late, but (like me) are still bearing the bruises of your past plant-icides.

Designer, studio co-founder and former florist Bonnie Ashley took a few minutes to share the inspiration for this new collection of soft furnishings, prints and vases.

What ‘s been inspiring you lately?

Those who are familiar with our brand will know it’s no secret that Bonnie and Neil designs are often inspired by plant life! My background as a florist, and keen interest in working with plants means that greenery plays a leading role in our seasonal collections.

Our latest release, ‘Evergreen’ gives foliage a place in the home all year round. Inspired by jungle scenes, there is also a nod to Australia’s rainforests, in a new yardage print featuring delicate palms. The range also features gold foiled bees, butterflies and flowers mixed with leopard patterns, giving it an opulent edge.

What do you love most about this new range?

My favourite design in the range is a printed linen featuring a leopard within a palm-filled landscape scene. This artwork first appeared in a marquee we worked on for the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival. I hand painted the original, then printed it on linen to get a life-like hand-painted effect.  We were really pleased with the result, and can’t wait to see it now appearing in homes around Australia (and beyond!).

New to the collection this season is also a repeatable printed fabric design, ‘Palms’, which can be purchased by-the-metre for upholstery purposes.

How is ‘Evergreen’ different to your past collections?

While our previous seasons have a strong bird presence, and native Australian animals have also featured, this is the first time we’ve worked with jungle animals (tigers and leopards). They fit in so well with our jungle-inspired patterns of the past.

Whats next for Bonnie and Neil?

Every year gets busier!!

We’re working on new vinyl rug designs, which will launch mid-year, and have two new collections in development with collaborators that we can’t wait to share.

Stay up to date with Bonnie and Neil, their stockists, and shop the ‘Evergreen’ range at Bonnieandneil.com.au.

Similar Stories

Shopping

Goods. x Miranda Skoczek

Our brand new collection of homewares, in collaboration with Melbourne artist Miranda Skoczek.

Shopping

Bonnie and Neil x Byzantine Design

Two local labels join forces for a versatile range of vinyl rugs.

This Week

Homes

A Newly-Built Coastal Home Filled With Character + Colour

From an inner-city Melbourne rental to coastal Anglesea, see how these sea-changers designed and built their dream family home.

News

Shop Unique + Discounted Art At Bromley & Co’s Massive Spring Sale!

Acclaimed artist David Bromley’s pieces will be on sale at Bromley & Co’s two Victorian galleries this weekend, with up to 7...
Sponsored

Studio Visit

Georgia Spain's Abstract Paintings Capture The Chaos Of Our Times

The Melbourne artist's new exhibition reflects tumultuous world events and news cycles, with a poetic sense of ambiguity.
Christina Karras

On The Market

A Stylist’s Elegant Carlton North Terrace Hits The Market

Step inside this charming, two-storey Victorian that blends heritage details and contemporary design.
Christina Karras

Architecture

An Intriguing Garden House Embedded In Nature By Kennedy Nolan

Hidden beyond a decorative gate is a peaceful new home that feels as though it was there all along - despite having been completed just last...

Architecture

A Compact Norwegian Boathouse – In Perth!

'Cabin Haus' by Lahaus brings a taste of Norway to Perth with its charming, boathouse-inspired facade.
Bea Taylor
  14 hours ago

Art

10 Artists Transform Discarded Archaeological Fragments In New Exhibition, 'Unearthed'

Discarded fragments from the Metro Tunnel dig in Melbourne are given new life in Craft Victoria's new exhibition, 'Unearthed'.

News

From Animal Prints to Geometrics, Shop The Latest From Designer Rugs

Introducing the latest additions to Designer Rugs’ ever-growing Saffron collection.
Sponsored

On The Market

For Sale: A Clare Cousins Renovated Apartment In An Iconic Melbourne CBD Building!

A bright and breezy apartment in Melbourne's heritage-listed Bible House building. City living doesn't get much better than this!

News

Cult Unveils A Beautiful New Gallery Space In Its Melbourne Showroom

The Fredericia Gallery showcases iconic and timeless pieces from the renowned Danish brand.
Sponsored

News

Update Your Outdoor Furniture With A Special Deal From DOMO

Receive a complimentary gift when you shop outdoor furniture at DOMO this October!  
Sponsored

At Home With Sheridan

A Unique 1950s Brisbane Home, Transformed To Bring The Outdoors In

Artist Pip Spiro and family's 1950s Brisbane home (with unusual art deco-style features) meets a stunning modern addition embracing lush New...
Lucy Feagins
  22 hours ago

Shopping

Kip&Co Team Up With Australian Icon Ken Done For A Nostalgia-Filled Collection

The local homewares brand have teamed up with one of Australia's most iconic artists for a perfectly summery range.
Christina Karras

Gardens

A Rambling, Romantic Garden For A Third Generation Farmhouse

A five-acre English-style garden surrounds The Farmstead Tatura owned by a third generation farmer and his partner.

On The Market

A Family's Magical Mid-Century ‘Treehouse’ Is For Sale In Kew East

The beautiful Lodge House in Melbourne's east has been held in the architect's own family for over 60 years – until now!
Christina Karras

Similar Stories

Shopping

Goods. x Miranda Skoczek

Our brand new collection of homewares, in collaboration with Melbourne artist Miranda Skoczek.

Shopping

Bonnie and Neil x Byzantine Design

Two local labels join forces for a versatile range of vinyl rugs.

The Design Files acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net